Advisory: SB2012100901 - XSS in HTML Sanitization Component in Microsoft Office products
Vulnerable component: Microsoft Office InfoPath
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks and gain elevated privileges.
The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-input within HTML Sanitization Component. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in userтАЩs browser in context of vulnerable website.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.